|Grammy Award for Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical|
|Awarded for||quality engineering for a non-classical album|
|Presented by||National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences|
The Grammy Award for Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical has been awarded since 1959. The award had several minor name changes:
A Grammy Award, or Grammy, is an award presented by The Recording Academy to recognize achievements in the music industry. The annual presentation ceremony features performances by prominent artists, and the presentation of those awards that have a more popular interest. The Grammys are the second of the Big Three major music awards held annually.
This award is presented alongside the Grammy Award for Best Engineered Album, Classical. From 1960 to 1965 a further award was presented for Best Engineered Recording – Special or Novel Effects.
The Grammy Award for Best Engineered Recording, Classical has been awarded since 1959. The award had several minor name changes:
The Grammy Award for Best Engineered Recording – Special or Novel Effects was awarded from 1960 to 1965. The award had several minor name changes:
Years reflect the year in which the Grammy Awards were presented, for works released in the previous year. The award is presented to the audio engineer(s) on the winning work, not to the artist or performer, except if the artist is also a credited engineer.
An audio engineer helps to produce a recording or a live performance, balancing and adjusting sound sources using equalization and audio effects, mixing, reproduction, and reinforcement of sound. Audio engineers work on the "...technical aspect of recording—the placing of microphones, pre-amp knobs, the setting of levels. The physical recording of any project is done by an engineer ... the nuts and bolts." It's a creative hobby and profession where musical instruments and technology are used to produce sound for film, radio, television, music, and video games. Audio engineers also set up, sound check and do live sound mixing using a mixing console and a sound reinforcement system for music concerts, theatre, sports games and corporate events.
|Year||Winner(s)||Album||Artist||Nominees (Artist in parentheses)|
|2019||Julian Burg, Serban Ghenea, David Greenbaum, John Hanes, Beck Hansen, Greg Kurstin, Florian Lagatta, Cole M.G.N., Alex Pasco, Jesse Shatkin, Darrell Thorp & Cassidy Turbin (engineers); Chris Bellman, Tom Coyne, Emily Lazar & Randy Merrill (mastering engineers)||Colors||Beck|
|2018||Serban Ghenea, John Hanes & Charles Moniz, engineers; Tom Coyne, mastering engineer||24K Magic||Bruno Mars|
|2017||David Bowie, Tom Elmhirst, Kevin Killen & Tony Visconti, engineers; Joe LaPorta, mastering engineer||Blackstar||David Bowie|
|2016||Shawn Everett, engineer; Bob Ludwig, mastering engineer||Sound & Color||Alabama Shakes|
|2015||Tom Elmhirst, Cole M. Greif-Neill, David Greenbaum, Florian Lagatta, Cole Marsden, Robbie Nelson, Darrell Thorp, Cassidy Turbin & Joe Visciano, engineers; Bob Ludwig, mastering engineer||Morning Phase||Beck|
|2014||Peter Franco, Mick Guzauski, Daniel Lerner & Florian Lagatta, engineers; Bob Ludwig & Antoine Chabert, mastering engineers||Random Access Memories||Daft Punk|
|2013||Richard King, engineer & mastering engineer||The Goat Rodeo Sessions||Yo-Yo Ma, Stuart Duncan, Edgar Meyer & Chris Thile|
|2012||Mike Shipley & Neal Cappellino, engineers; Brad Blackwood, mastering engineer||Paper Airplane||Alison Krauss & Union Station|
|2011||Michael H. Brauer, Joe Ferla, Chad Franscoviak & Manny Marroquin, engineers||Battle Studies||John Mayer|
|2010||Imogen Heap, engineer||Ellipse||Imogen Heap|
|2009||Joe Chiccarelli & Vance Powell, engineers||Consolers of the Lonely||The Raconteurs|
|2008||Tchad Blake, Cameron Craig, Emery Dobyns & Jimmy Hogarth, engineers||Beauty & Crime||Suzanne Vega|
|2007||The Flaming Lips and Dave Fridmann, engineers||At War with the Mystics||The Flaming Lips|
|2006||Alan Douglas & Mick Guzauski, engineers||Back Home||Eric Clapton|
|2005||Robert Fernandez, John Harris, Terry Howard, Pete Karam, Joel Moss, Seth Presant, Al Schmitt & Ed Thacker, engineers||Genius Loves Company||Ray Charles & Various Artists|
|2004||Nigel Godrich & Darrell Thorp, engineers||Hail to the Thief||Radiohead|
|2003||S. Husky Höskulds, Arif Mardin & Jay Newland, engineers||Come Away with Me||Norah Jones|
|2002||Al Schmitt, engineer||The Look of Love||Diana Krall|
|2001||Phil Burnett, Roger Nichols, Dave Russell & Elliot Scheiner, engineers||Two Against Nature||Steely Dan|
|2000||Al Schmitt, engineer||When I Look in Your Eyes||Diana Krall|
|1999||Andy Wallace, Tchad Blake & Trina Shoemaker, engineers||The Globe Sessions||Sheryl Crow|
|1998||Frank Filipetti, engineer||Hourglass||James Taylor|
|1997||Francis Buckley, Al Schmitt, Bruce Swedien & Tommy Vicari, engineers||Q's Jook Joint||Quincy Jones & Various Artists|
|1996||Dave Bianco, Richard Dodd, Stephen McLaughlin & Jim Scott, engineers||Wildflowers||Tom Petty|
|1995||Ed Cherney, engineer||Longing in Their Hearts||Bonnie Raitt|
|1994||Hugh Padgham, engineer||Ten Summoner's Tales||Sting|
|1993||Bruce Swedien & Teddy Riley, engineers||Dangerous||Michael Jackson|
|1992||Al Schmitt, Armin Steiner & Woody Woodruff, engineers||Unforgettable... with Love||Natalie Cole|
|1991||Bruce Swedien, engineer||Back on the Block||Quincy Jones|
|1990||George Massenburg, engineer||Cry Like a Rainstorm, Howl Like the Wind||Linda Ronstadt|
|1989||Tom Lord-Alge, engineer||Roll with It||Steve Winwood|
|1988||Bruce Swedien & Humberto Gatica, engineers||Bad||Michael Jackson|
|1987||Jason Corsaro & Tom Lord-Alge, engineers||Back in the High Life||Steve Winwood|
|1986||Neil Dorfsman, engineer||Brothers in Arms||Dire Straits|
|1985||Humberto Gatica, engineer||Chicago 17||Chicago|
|1984||Bruce Swedien, engineer||Thriller||Michael Jackson|
|1983||Tom Knox, Greg Ladanyi, David Leonard & Al Schmitt, engineers||Toto IV||Toto|
|1982||Jerry Garszva, Roger Nichols, Elliot Scheiner & Bill Schnee, engineers||Gaucho||Steely Dan|
|1981||James Guthrie, engineer||The Wall||Pink Floyd|
|1980||Peter Henderson, engineer||Breakfast in America||Supertramp|
|1979||Roger Nichols & Al Schmitt, engineers||"FM (No Static at All)"||Steely Dan|
|1978||Roger Nichols, Elliot Scheiner, Al Schmitt & Bill Schnee, engineers||Aja||Steely Dan|
|1977||Al Schmitt, engineer||Breezin'||George Benson|
|1976||Brooks Arthur, Larry Alexander & Russ Payne, engineers||Between the Lines||Janis Ian|
|1975||Geoff Emerick, engineer||Band on the Run||Paul McCartney & Wings|
|1974||Malcolm Cecil & Robert Margouleff, engineers||Innervisions||Stevie Wonder|
|1973||Armin Steiner, engineer||Moods||Neil Diamond|
|1972||Henry Bush, Ron Capone & Dave Purple, engineers||"Theme from Shaft"||Isaac Hayes|
|1971||Roy Halee, engineer||Bridge Over Troubled Water||Simon & Garfunkel|
|1970||Geoff Emerick & Phil McDonald, engineers||Abbey Road||The Beatles|
|1969||Hugh Davies & Joe Polito, engineers||"Wichita Lineman"||Glen Campbell|
|1968||Geoff Emerick, engineer||Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band||The Beatles|
|1967||Eddie Brackett & Lee Herschberg, engineers||Strangers in the Night||Frank Sinatra|
|1966||Larry Levine, engineer||"A Taste of Honey"||Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass|
|1965||Phil Ramone, engineer||Getz/Gilberto||Stan Getz & João Gilberto|
|1964||James Malloy, engineer||Charade (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)||Henry Mancini|
|1963||Al Schmitt, engineer||Hatari! (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)||Henry Mancini|
|1962||Robert Arnold, engineer||Judy at Carnegie Hall||Judy Garland|
|1961||Luis P. Valentin, engineer||Ella Fitzgerald Sings the George and Ira Gershwin Songbook||Ella Fitzgerald|
|1960||Robert Simpson, engineer||Belafonte at Carnegie Hall||Harry Belafonte|
|1959||Ted Keep, engineer||"The Chipmunk Song"||David Seville|
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